10 Common Symbols in Still-Life Paintings & What They Mean

From flowers to seashells, decoding the symbols in still-life paintings can reveal a hidden world of deeper meaning.

Mar 21, 2021By Emily Snow, MA History of Art, BA Art History & Curatorial Studies
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By Emily SnowMA History of Art, BA Art History & Curatorial StudiesEmily Snow is a contributing writer and art historian based in Salt Lake City. She earned an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and loves knitting, her calico cat, and everything Victorian.